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Should you buy property in South East Queensland?

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You may think that this is a silly question considering that Victorians and Sydneysiders are coming up to South East Queensland in droves and snapping up property. The First Home Owner Grant has also taken most of the available house and land stock off the market. I have not seen property move this quickly in the last decade or more.

But what does the data say? First Home Owner Grants and a locked down State can drive the demand but is it sustainable?

By 2041, South East Queensland is expected to accommodate an additional 1.98 million people, bringing its total population to 5.35 million This growth will require more than 30,000 new dwellings each year as well as more transport, jobs and services and if you consider that the average population growth over the last 10 years has been 65,000 pa then the region must meet these growth figures or we have a serious shortage. 

Add on the unanticipated high demand from Victoria and Sydney and we may not have met the required build quota for last year.

Suburbs are showing vacancy rates well below the 3.5% industry acceptance with many at 0.5% or lower. I have met so many people in the last 6 months who cannot find a rental property, the queues are too long to even get an inspection.

Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Economics and Chief Economist at AMP, has recently published positive figures for the Australian property market. His analysis shows that despite a reversal of 2.8% in the middle of last year, prices in capital cities are going up. Average Australian property prices will rise 5-10% in 2021/22 due to low interest rates and economic recovery incentives.

He expects house and land and townhouses to be the best performers and that small cities and regional property will see price rises catching up with major cites and regions. However, he also believes these factors may have less effect in the next 3-5 years, meaning this bull market may not last.

The ratio of Australian house prices to incomes and rent are some of the highest in the world. Australian income to house price is 5.9 times, Melbourne 9.5% and Sydney 11 times. This is very high when compared to 3.6 in the USA and 4.5 times for the UK. Interest rates are very low and there has been too much speculation about how long this will last – we still have low rates.

How does this bode for South East Queensland? SEQ has kept property prices much lower. A 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car home in Mount Waverley, 30 minutes from Melbourne will cost around $950,000. A 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car house and land package in Logan Reserve, 35 minutes from Brisbane City costs $471,000.  Income to house price is much lower in SEQ, which will give the region a lot more lee-way when it comes to the rest of the Australian property market.

Property is a long term investment and if you have the right strategy that pays off your mortgage quickly and maximises the tax benefits and depreciation on a new home, then you have a passive income for life. 

The property market in South East Queensland has all the right data to make it one of the top investment opportunities in Australia. Low prices, high rent and high demand when compared to many major cities and regions give it a big edge.

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The 5 Steps to Buying Your First Home

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So many people are saying that this year is the best time ever to buy a property, interest rates are low, the first home buyer’s grant has been extended and the market is strong. I think differently – if you buy the right property and have a process then any time is a good time to buy.

Step 1

Are you in the financial position to buy the property that you want? May be a better question is are you in any position to buy a property?

Your first step is to see a finance broker who will sit down with you and tell you exactly how much lenders are willing to loan to you. A good broker is absolutely essential to the whole process. A good broker will choose a lender to suit your situation and financial needs, they are not bound to the big banks and so can find you the best deal that saves you thousands over the years.

Step 2

Go online and see what is selling in your area. Realestate.com and Domain.com are good references and will show you exactly how much homes are selling for and whether you can afford the home of your choice. Sometimes a compromise is necessary if you want to buy in that suburb, but at least you will know before you start.

If you are buying a new house and land package call a couple of local builders to get a finished price. Many of the listings for house and land do not include things like landscaping and other necessary items can be left out, so you want to know the total package price.

Step 3 

Increase your chances of securing a loan by considering the following:

  • Paying off your credit card debt and reducing the card limit. 
  • Reducing or paying off other debt
  • If you cannot reduce debt then consolidate it, a good broker can save you thousands on your debt repayments and make it look good on your loan application
  • Most lenders take a very close look at your annual expenditure and can even figure out if it is accurate by what you spend your money on. Reducing daily, weekly and monthly expenditures will go a long way to securing a loan.
  • A good job that pays regularly is a must. You have to show that you receive regular wages and are in a secure position.

Step 4 

Having enough for a deposit is also essential. The first home buyer grant in most cases requires only a 5% deposit compared to the 20% that most lenders want. On a $500,000 home that is the difference between $25,000 and $100,000.

You also have to account for stamp duty and other costs, something that your broker will include when calculating your borrowing capacity.

If you cannot afford the deposit then you will not obtain the government grant for first home buyers. 

If you are not going for the first home buyer grant then many lenders are prepared to lend the required amount if the buyer does not have a 20% deposit, but they charge a Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (LMI) which can cost around $10,000 and upwards.

Step 5

Find someone who can help you through the contract process and through the whole build. It is so much easier when this is being managed for you.

A good solicitor will make sure that the contract is in your favour and subject to finance. They will walk you through the contract using plain English and take care of any last minute changes that you or the builder may have.

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First Home Buyers: What We Do For You – Step By Step

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We have one the best financial brokers in Australia determine if you are in the financial position to purchase a home. Using our extensive network and connections, we provide you with the best house and land package to suit your circumstances, maximising your financial capabilities while keeping your personal preferences in mind. 

Great long-term connections with our builders ensure a smooth building process and excellent communication throughout the build. Utilising our long-term experience and unique industry tools, we’ll provide you with an optimised plan on how to pay off your mortgage quickly. We tend to foster long term relationships with our clients, offering free yearly reviews so you can keep maximising your financial situation.

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Step 1.

First things first – are you in a financial position to buy a property? We use state of the art financial programs to determine exactly where you sit financially and what your possibilities are. Once these fundamentals are established, we answer any questions you may have and address any concerns.

We then complete a Fact Find which we forward onto our finance specialist who will determine whether the lenders/banks are prepared to approve a loan.  Simple, straightforward and effective.

Step 2.

Once our finance specialists have completed their analysis of your specific situation, we are ready for step 2: Your individualised Strategic Plan.

At this important meeting, we will present your Strategic Plan with specific house and land packages within your budget. The plan will both draw on the financial analysis and our detailed knowledge of the region, the planning scheme, projected developments and long-term connections within the industry.

And our care doesn’t stop there. Your plan also details how you can pay off your mortgage well within thirty years (many of our clients are paying off their mortgage in 5 – 15 years). We pride ourselves on our long-term vision and overall care of our clients, leading you all the way. 

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Step 3.

We have established the fundamentals, ticked off all the boxes in your financials and answered all your questions. You feel fully confident in your plan and we are ready for the exciting part: Purchasing your property. 

We will guide you through the following steps together with our expert partners:

  • An expression of interest (EOI) is signed by you for the specific property you have chosen and a deposit of $1000 is paid. The deposit is 100% refundable under all circumstances. 
  • A contract of sale is drawn up and signed subject to finance. 
  • Finance is approved and the contract goes unconditional.
  • The land is purchased first and a builder’s deposit is paid.
  • The builder will liaise with you and us on the progress of the build and any payments required.
  • Once building work is finished, we help arrange the last payment and congratulations! Here are your keys!

Buying your first home is an exciting step, but we recognise that you might have concerns along the way. At Marland and Riley, you are never alone. We help you at every step, drawing on our network of industry specialists, liaising with the Finance Specialist (Broker), the builder, and the conveyancer/solicitor.

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Holding the keys to your first home is an exhilarating moment. Congratulations on your first step towards long-term financial independence.

We will call you after 12 months to see how you are progressing with your plan and to establish any new potential in your investment capabilities.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Marland and Riley is not a licensed provider of credit, financial planning advice, tax advice or investment planning advice nor does it  hold itself up to be a specialist in any of these areas. Any comments made above outside of property commentaries are of a general nature only and should not be used as any form of specific advice that might influence your decision to act in any way. Any such decisions should only be made with advice from a licensed credit provider or appropriately licensed financial adviser or tax accountant.
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Why you should invest in the Sunshine Coast property market

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The Sunshine Coast has one of the strongest markets in Queensland right now and could be one of the strongest in Australia.

Property expert Terry Ryder says “The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s fastest developing economies, growing each year at rates well above national averages”. 

The population of the Sunshine Coast is forecast to reach 580,000 by 2041, a huge increase, which will place a high demand on housing.  According to demographer Bernard Salt’s report, the Sunshine Coast population will grow by 175 per cent by 2040. Internal migration is high and is not expected to reduce over the coming years.

The QBE Australian Housing Outlook Report 2020-2022 predicts that we can expect to see average growth on the Sunshine Coast rise up to 7% over the next 2 years to June 2022 with the average house price forecast to reach $635,000

The Sunshine Coast’s economy is expected to expand to $33 billion by 2033 and is growing rapidly, no longer relying solely on tourism because of strong expansion into the health, education and technologies sectors.

Demographer Bernard Salt has previously said: “Long gone is the sense that the Sunshine Coast as an enclave of older retired Australians and New Zealanders. This was always going to be a game-changer for the Sunshine Coast. No other city of a similar scale offered new and existing businesses the opportunity to reimagine their future in state-of-the-art premises next to the pulsing heart of an established Australian city.”

The expanding $5bn health district has placed a demand for rental properties in that area, with the Sunshine Coast University Hospital generating over 5000 jobs since opening

Expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport will allow direct flights to Asia and the Pacific.

There is a $930 million upgrade to the Caloundra to Sunshine Coast Motorway and federal government funding for a business case for fast rail linking Brisbane and Maroochydore, along with the Sunshine Coast council feasibility study on light rail to connect the region’s key coastal centres.

An infrastructure program of more than $20 billion, which is more than some major cities.

The Sunshine Coast has one of the largest regional economies in Australia and is more than $17bn

The newly planned CBD in the centre of Maroochydore has a spend of $5bn on a 53 hector site and is anticipated to take 20 years to build generating 15,000 jobs. It will also include the new International Broadband Network delivering 800 new jobs and providing very fast internet connections, which could attract larger technology companies. The CBD is projected to add $4.4bn into the economy.

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Why Should I Invest in Coomera and Pimpama

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“Pimpama and Coomera’s population is projected to increase by 700% inside the next 20 years” 
– Source: Housing Industry of Australia

The Gold Coast will double its population to 1.2 million people by 2050 – demographer Bernard Salt

Housing Demand – The Gold Coast will need 156,000 more homes to help cope with its predicted population boom in the next 20 years – National Property Research Co Report

Gold Coast is predicted to achieve double digit growth over the next few years – by several experts including John McGrath.

Strategically located between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Coomera and Pimpama provides a vital link between two of Australia’s largest cities. Boasting strengthening employment, tourism, and education sectors as well as ongoing large-scale infrastructure investment, Gold Coast North has recorded one of Queensland’s strongest increases in population growth in recent years.

From a local perspective, the ensuing development of the highly anticipated Coomera Town Centre will provide a further catalyst for ongoing investment and set the benchmark for a new wave of commercial, retail and residential development across the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast.

The $1.5 billion Coomera Town Centre will drive the market within the Northern Corridor, cementing the area as a major growth region within the Gold Coast LGA incorporating large scale retail, commercial and employment centres. The Westfield Shopping Centre is one of the largest in Queensland and provides for everyone’s needs.

The Coomera Town Centre Master Plan is intended to create a transit-oriented activity centre which focuses on an active street life with a network of public streets and open space areas with the Major Westfield Shopping Centre.

The town centre itself is be the main retail commercial and employment centre for the Pimpama-Coomers area with a large amount of residential land being developed around these core areas. The Coomera Town Centre will service a catchment of approximately 130,000 people by 2026, with population within the area forecast to reach 50,000. Development of the area is creating approximately 1,200 construction jobs.

Employment is further boosted by Yatala Enterprise Area, the 127 hectare industrial hub is projected to inject $1 billion in the economy over the next 10 years (More Gold Coast 2016). The Marine Industrial Park is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and is a major employer.

Schools:
Coomera Rivers State School
Pimpama State Secondary School
Picnic Creek State School
Coomera Primary School
Saint Stephen’s College
Upper Coomera State College
Pimpama State Primary School
Future Catholic School

Attractions:
Dreamworld
Movie World and Wet and Wild
The Pines Gold Club
Gainsborough Greens Gold Club
The Palms Gold Club
Hope Island Gold Club
Coomera Sports Club
Gold Coast Marina
Gold Coast Marine District

Shopping:
Pimpama Junction Shopping Centre
Helensvale Homeworld
Sancttuary Cove Marine Village
Coomera Town Centre
Hope Island Shopping Centre
Westfield Helensvale

To the West
Mount Tamborine Township and National Park
Tamborine Markets
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
Plunket Conservation Park

To the North
Ormeau Train Station
Ormeau State School
Livingstone Christian College

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Pet cows and sirloin steak

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I recently visited my mate’s place who owns a large permaculture farm and has a beautiful wooly calf who acted like a puppy dog when it was feeding time. I asked my mate his name and he told me it was Sir – short for sirloin! He chose the name because he breeds cattle for its meat and so cannot afford to let his heart rule his head when feeding the family.

So why would you use a real estate agent over a property investment specialist?

If you are buying your home, your place of residence then normally you would buy with your heart, you would let your heart rule your head. It has to be something that resonates with you, that makes you feel great about your purchase and your future life in that home.

I know a lot of very good real estate agents who help people make the best decision they can because they understand that when choosing a home these decisions are made from the heart.

Property investment is very different, data is king. A property investment professional understands this and presents the best fit strategy for you based on your personal data and property data.

You cannot let your heart rule your head when investing in property, it would be like playing roulette, the odds are not in your favour.

As property investment professional we look at future population forecasts – more people coming into an area means more demand for housing. We look at infrastructure spending – if the government is spending billions in an area then they believe their population figures are right and are putting the coping mechanisms in place. We also look at the economy of the region because you need a sustaining mechanism to keep the people in the area. 

Then there is affordability and gaining the best rental income you can so that you can pay off your mortgage quickly and gain passive income for life. Demographics also play their part and other historical trends that may be relevant. 

A good property investment specialist takes all this into account and more when making a decision for you,

So the moral of this story? Don’t get attached to your cute calf if you are going to eat its meat.

Property Investment in Mango Hill

Why you should Invest In Mango Hill

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Mango Hill lies in the rapidly-expanding Northern Growth Corridor of South East Queensland, in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, the Moreton Bay region. Mango Hill is also a 15 minutes’ drive from Sutton Beach in Redcliffe, which was ranked in the top ten list of Queensland Beaches in 2015. 

Mango Hill is set for enormous growth over the next 5 and 10 years, the population of the Mango Hill and North Lakes area is expected to increase by 4.54% per year and 4.11% per year, respectively compared to Queensland, which has a 5-year annual growth rate of 1.59% and a 10-year annual growth rate of 1.68%, the area is growing twice as fast and is set to contain over 46,000 people by 2036.

As well as being one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, Moreton Bay is also the fourth largest growing area in Queensland. By 2036, the Moreton Bay region’s population is expected to reach 620,000 people. Such a massive, future population requires the support of new dwellings and jobs. Forecasts suggest 91,000 new dwellings will be provided to residents of the Moreton Bay region between 2011 and 2036. 

Mango Hill area residents to 2026, will benefit from an estimated 5,000 new jobs, triggered by the 60% to 120% employment growth projected for the area.

Amenities 

  • St Benedict’s Kindergarten (1.5km)
  • Goodstart Early Learning North Lakes (2km)
  • Mango Hill State School (1.5km)
  • St Benedict’s College (1km)
  • The Lakes College (2.5km)
  • North Lakes State College (2km)
  • Future USC Campus at Petrie Mill (4km)
  • TAFE Redcliffe (9.6km)

Sports and Recreation

  • North Lakes Golf Course & Club (4km)
  • North Lakes Aquatic Centre (2.5km) Playsports and Fitness Indoor Sports Centre (4km)
  • Lots of Gyms Nearby
  • Lots of Parks Nearby
  • Redcliffe Area
  • Moreton Islland

Shopping and Dining

  • Westfield North Lakes (3.5km)
  • IKEA (3.5km)
  • Costco (3.5km)
  • Hilltop Shopping Centre (5km)
  • Murrumba Downs Shopping Centre (6.5km)
  • Kallangur Fair (5km)
  • Rothwell Central (4km)

Health and Wellbeing

  • Bartchall Medical (1.5km)
  • Best Life Medical Centre (2.5km)
  • North Lakes Dental Centre (2.5km)
  • Smiles Dental Care (2km)
  • Redcliffe Hospital (9km)
  • Pine Rivers Private Hospital (13km)

Location and Transport

  • Mango Hill East Train Station (1.5km) 
  • Mango Hill Train Station (1.5km) 
  • Bus Stops within walking distance
  • M1 Pacific Motorway (connection to Brisbane and North) (2.5km)
  • Brisbane (30km)

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Why invest in park ridge?

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Park Ridge is an exciting new area 35 minutes south of Brisbane in the Logan City Region.

The Park Ridge Master Plan Area was adopted by Logan City Council in 2011 and sets out a clear plan for an integrated, well planned urban community and employment area with extensive environment, parks and waterway networks. This structure will form the basis for new communities which are bringing quality dwellings along with new infrastructure and amenity.

The government has implemented a huge infrastructure plan for the Logan LGA which will be needed to support the strong population growth that is forecast. The Park Ridge Catchment is forecast to grow by around 25,000 residents over the next 20 years, and see jobs growth of around 8,000 – 13,000.

Median house prices across the Logan LGA and Park Ridge Catchment are very affordable when assessed against comparable areas.

The Logan City Council is the most affordable of the council areas surrounding it. Gold Coast, Redland, Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast are all currently recording higher median house prices than Logan.

Looking further afield, Urbis have identified 44 suburbs which are located between 27 and 30 kilometres from the Sydney CBD (similar location of Park Ridge to Brisbane CBD). These suburbs have median house prices ranging from $417,500 up to $1.65 million. The Park Ridge Master Plan will provide capacity for growth going forward as population and employment opportunities expand.

INFRASTRUCTURE

New communities are supported with social infrastructure services and programs to match the demand for new land and service by high standard public transport systems along with extensive networks of walking and cycling paths.

One of the largest projects in the planning for Logan LGA is the $200 million Logan Central Master Plan which will be a purpose built precinct comprising commercial buildings, schools, retail, health and social services, along with retirement, aged care and residential buildings of five to eight storeys around a central town square. 

The recently completed expansion and refurbishments to the Logan Hospital have taken it from a 48-bed community hospital in 1990 to a 316-bed hospital catering for the growing resident population and making it a significant employer in the area.

In addition to this, infrastructure contributions associated with residential uses in the Park Ridge Master Plan could attract around $280 million which will be used to further enhance amenity and infrastructure in the area.

There are a substantial number of schools surrounding Park Ridge all within 2 to 10 minutes drive and include Park Ridge Primary and Park Ridge State High School.

EMPLOYMENT

Almost 23,000 new jobs are projected for the Logan LGA. The largest employment sectors at 2031 will be Retail (24.1 per cent), Health & Community (14.1 per cent) and Education (10.9 per cent). 

The new business park in Park Ridge will attract more employers over the coming years making this area even more attractive to home buyers.

The recent expansion and refurbishment to the Logan Hospital along with new community’s and the retail component that they will add to the area is conducive to the employment sectors projected to show the largest employment base through to 2031.

PARK RIDGE

The size of Park Ridge is approximately 16.9 square kilometres. 

It has 8 parks covering nearly 0.7% of total area. 

The population of Park Ridge in 2011 was 2,328 people. By 2016 the population was 2,509 showing a population growth of 7.8% in the area during that time. 

In general, people in Park Ridge work in a trades occupation. In 2011, 77.5% of the homes in Park Ridge were owner-occupied compared with 74.5% in 2016.

Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $454,500

The new business park in Park Ridge will attract more employers over the coming years making this area even more attractive to home buyers.
The recent expansion and refurbishment to the Logan Hospital along with new community’s and the retail component that they will add to the area is conducive to the employment sectors projected to show the largest employment base through to 2031.

PARK RIDGE The size of Park Ridge is approximately 16.9 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 0.7% of total area. The population of Park Ridge in 2011 was 2,328 people. By 2016 the population was 2,509 showing a population growth of 7.8% in the area during that time. In general, people in Park Ridge work in a trades occupation. In 2011, 77.5% of the homes in Park Ridge were owner-occupied compared with 74.5% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $454,500

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Conveyancing on the Sunshine Coast

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Do You Need Conveyancing on the Sunshine Coast or can you use a company anywhere in Queensland?

Conveyancing Sunshine Coast is as busy as any Region in Queensland right now. Many investors are turning to property as the safest and best investment in these uncertain stock markets. A good conveyancer can be worth their weight in gold and save you money on a deal or keep a contract in place if you need more time.

There can be a countless number of contracts to sign when buying a property and understanding the terminology can be very difficult without the right help. 

A good conveyancer does not necessarily need to be a top level lawyer or be large solicitor’s company to get the job done for you and you do not need to go to conveyancing Sunshine Coast to find one. All legislation within conveyancing Sunshine Coast is Queensland based and so a good conveyancer can be found anywhere in the State – remember you do not ever need to meet your solicitor/conveyancer.

All you need is a good internet connection and a reliable mobile signal to keep in touch with your conveyancer.

 

We have used conveyancers in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for clients depending on the required legislation. If you live on our Sunny Coast and you want to find a good company then any recommendation in Queensland would be OK as long as it is a good recommendation!

If conveyancing Sunshine Coast is something that you want then there are great companies that we can recommend. These conveyancers will liaise with all parties involved including banks, the seller, other conveyancers and many more in order to get the job done for you. This gives you peace of mind knowing that you have a tried and tested company making sure nothing is overlooked. 

What does a good conveyancer do? They will handle the legalities of the following areas for you:

  1. Review the contract
  2. Signing the contract
  3. Cooling off period
  4. Finance
  5. Building and pest
  6. Searches
  7. Going to unconditional contract
  8. Settlement
  9. Post settlement

Ensuring compliance is achieved in a timely manner between all parties and that the contract is in both the buyer’s and the seller’s interest is something only a good conveyancer can do.

 

Are you looking for a Conveyancer?

At Marland and Riley our conveyancers are one of the leading property lawyers in Queensland and are well known throughout the building and development industry. We provide a quality, personalised and cost effective legal service to the residential property market in Queensland, Australia.

It is important that a Seller and Buyer selects an independent lawyer who will fully protect their interests under the Contract of Sale throughout this conveyancing process, following their instructions only throughout the transaction. In all transactions our conveyancer will provide our client with a Statement of Independence to confirm they have no financial, business or family relationship with the other side, Selling Agent or any other person associated with the transaction. Let our conveyancers make the whole process easy.


Want to find out more?
Book a free meeting with the Marland and Riley team about conveyancing and investing in property on the Sunshine Coast. We want to help you

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Why you should invest in Caboolture and Morayfield Suburbs

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Situated in the fast growing Moreton Bay region, also known as the Northern Growth Corridor, Caboolture and Morayfield are set for massive population and employment growth.  Over the next 5 to 10 years Caboolture’s population is expected to grow annually at rates that are larger than Queensland’s 5 year and 10 year growth rates. Caboolture’s population is expected to double to 40,000+ people by 2036 Morayfield’s population over the next 25 years is expected to grow at a rate of 5.2% per year, which is more than double Queensland’s 25-year growth rate of 1.9% per year. By 2036 forecasts suggest Morayfield’s population would have tripled from 5,000 to 18,000 people. Between 2011 and 2036 Moreton Bay region is considered one of the fastest growing local government areas. Forecasts suggest an additional 232,000 will be living in the region by 3036. To support this future population growth , approximately 41,000 new residential dwellings will be built in the Moreton Bay region to 2031. Caboolture and Morayfield residents will benefit from a 120% or more employment growth and have access to 5,000 to 10,000 new jobs during the this period. This compares favourably with the 40 to 120% employment growth expected for the Moreton Bay region, giving further evidence of the huge growth in both suburbs in what is said to be the one of the fastest growth corridors in Queensland. The $2 billion North East Business Park will be a huge employment hub that will dwarf Yatala south of Brisbane and along with the North Harbour project will further increase employment in both suburbs. Caboolture and Morayfield residents have access to a wide and highly diverse range of amenities like sports centres, award winning schools like the Mininbah State School, top performing universities such the Caboolture Campus of Queensland University of Technology and numerous childcare centres are within minutes of the Caboolture and Morayfield CBDs. There is a huge range of health care centres as well as the Caboolture Public Hospital and Caboolture Private Hospital less than 6 minutes from the two suburbs. The multitude of shopping districts provide all you could need making the trip to North Lakes unnecessary. Both suburbs are 40 minutes from Brisbane CBD and only a 35 minute drive north to the Sunshine Coast. Major Schools
  • St Columban’s College Caboolture – 3min from Caboolture and 6min from Morayfield
  • Grace Lutheran College Caboolture – 3min from Caboolture and 7min from Morayfield
  • Tullawong State School – 6min from Caboolture and 9min from Morayfield
  • St Peter’s Catholic Primary School Caboolture – 300m from Caboolture, 4min from Morayfield
  • Caboolture State School – 1 min from Caboolture and 5min from Morayfield
  • Caboolture East State School – 3min from Caboolture and 6min from Morayfield
  • Morayfield State School – 4min from Caboolture and 1min from Morayfield
  • St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarden – 5min from Caboolture and 9min from Morayfield
  • Caboolture Montessori School – 4min from Caboolture and 8min from Morayfield
  • Minimbah State School – 8min from Caboolture and 4min from Morayfield.
  • Moayfield East State School – 8min from Caboolture and 4min from Morayfield.
  • St Michael’s College Caboolture – 9min from Caboolture and 11min from Morayfield
There are 15 Child Care Centres within a 5 minute drive of Morayfield and 18 Child Care Centres within a 5 minute drive of Caboolture. Universities include University of the Sunshine Coast Campus and Queensland University of Technology and there is also TAFE Caboolture. Both suburbs have train stations and excellent bus services to the north and south.